Nutrition in Recovery Addiction Support Sandy Springs

The Importance of Nutrition in Recovery

The Importance of Nutrition in Recovery

Nutrition is a critical aspect of addiction recovery, offering a foundation for physical and emotional healing. Often, substance abuse often leads to malnutrition and health issues, making a balanced diet essential for repairing damaged organs, stabilizing mood, and boosting energy levels. Proper nutrition also aids in managing stress, improving cognitive function, and establishing healthy routines. Also, it fosters a sense of community and support when shared with others in recovery. In essence, nutrition isn’t just a complementary element of recovery; it’s a vital component that enhances the chances of long-term sobriety and overall well-being.

Meet our Nutritionist

At Centered Recovery Programs in Roswell, we use a mindfulness-based approach that includes incorporating nutrition education and hands-on experience within our program. Our nutritionist, Staci Rieder, is a spirited personal chef, herbalist and natural consultant who has been creatively preparing delicious and organic food for families for over 20 years. She has studied and practiced health and nutrition most of her adult life and has a very eclectic array of knowledge. Staci has studied biochemical and nutritional approaches to mental health and addiction recovery. Basically, Staci knows all about the importance of nutrition in recovery! She is dedicated to holistic health and enjoys preparing, teaching, and counseling about food, nutrition, herbs, meditation, and creativity.

So, let’s check out one of the most recent recipes that our clients had to the opportunity to make alongside Staci and give it a try for a quick, healthy snack!

No-Bake Energy Bites

Main Ingredients:

1 cup, old fashioned oats

1/2 cup, nut butter

1/3 cup, honey

Optional Ingredients:

1 cup, coconut

1/2 cup, flax seeds

1/2 cup, chocolate chips

1/4 cup, chopped nuts

1/2 cup, dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, etc.)

1 TBS, chia seeds

1 tsp, vanilla extract

1/4 tsp, cinnamon

Directions: Mix the main ingredients together in a bowl and add any optional ingredients that you would like! Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Roll into bite-sized balls and enjoy!

Storage tip: Keep these bites in a sealed container in the fridge for two weeks or freeze for up to three months!

Stay tuned for more of Staci’s healthy and fun recipes!

Written by Jennifer Lopes, BS Psy